History of Snohomish

The town that is now Snohomish, Washington was founded around 1858 by Emory C. Ferguson, E. F. Cady and others. The city was officially incorporated in 1890.

The name Snohomish comes from the name of the local Native American tribe, who originally lived and traveled throughout what is now Snohomish and Island counties.

In 1861, Snohomish County separated from Island County and Snohomish was voted the county seat. However, in 1897 the county seat was moved to the larger city of Everett after a county-wide vote.

The historic business and residential center of the town constitutes the Snohomish Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To learn more about the history of Snohomish visit:

Snohomish, WA - Wikipedia

Historic Downtown Cybertour